Daniela Marx is Chair and Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Loyola University New Orleans. As chair of the Department of Design, she looks to Loyola's Jesuit mission of social justice to shape Loyola's design students. In the past she worked at Fabrica, an international research center for design located in Treviso, Italy. Fabrica participants pursue research through creating and producing groundbreaking projects in collaboration with the cultural sector. Daniela has also worked as a designer for George Magazine in New York that was centered on the theme of politics-as-lifestyle co-founded by John F. Kennedy, Jr. After working in NYC she received her MFA at California Institute of the Arts. Aside from teaching at Loyola University New Orleans, she does freelance graphic design collaborating with local artists, musicians, politicians and writers. She particularly likes to work on projects that can benefit the New Orleans community. Daniela also had a one-year sabbatical at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The experience of teaching and traveling in the Middle East expanded her repertoire in pedagogy, collaborative experiments, and socio-political design. It also allowed her to reflect on her now home town: New Orleans, where she has lived since 2001.